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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER – Announces Plans For A Special Tour Performing (Only UDO Era) ACCEPT Songs In 2016

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Udo Dirkschneider - promo photo - 2015 - #MMSAGMLBOT3333033

As reported on the U.D.O. (Official) Facebook timeline:

Farewell To Accept: Metal Icon, Udo Dirkschneider is planning a special tour in which he will perform Accept songs one last time before he closes the chapter for good. Wacken – At a press conference in the VIP tent of Wacken Open Air, legendary metal singer, Udo Dirkschneider dropped some bombshell news on all those in attendance: the 62-year-old cult musician announced his definitive farewell to the Accept song library. On a special tour beginning in 2016, he will perform songs by Accept one last time before he retires them for good. It will be a night of epic proportions.

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During this Accept farewell tour, he will only showcase songs from the Udo era of the band. The German rock staple will close a huge chapter of music history forever. In the early 80´s, the Solingen-raised singer skyrocketed to worldwide acclaim with the band Accept and with his unmistakeable voice. He had several hits such as Balls To The Wall and Princess of the Dawn. Now he has announced that he will perform these much-loved hits on this special tour one more time before he removes them from the set list forever.

“I still love singing these songs live,“ Dirkschneider says. “The songs still are an important part of my catalog and still suit my voice very well. But at some point in your life, it´s just time to close the chapter. There has been so much talk and speculation about Accept, so I just want to give my last definitive musical statement about it and give my fans a chance to see me perform a complete concert of these songs one last time on stage.“

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After this tour, Udo will only play songs from his extensive library of U.D.O. material. After being kicked out of Accept in the late 80´s, he garnered many classic hits with his new band in a long and successful career, such as Animal House, Timebomb, and Man and Machine. “There is enough high quality material to fill a two-hour set with no problem,“ says Dirkschneider. “U.D.O. has been the band where I belong for 18 years and I want to pay tribute to them from now on.“

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The musician will NOT perform this farewell tour under the name U.D.O. but simply as Dirkschneider.

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For more info:

U.D.O. (official)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER.

LONG LIVE U.D.O.

LONG LIVE ACCEPT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

U.D.O. “Navy Metal Night” – Set For Release On August 21st In USA, via AFM Records

Posted in Metal, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on August 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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U.D.O. (official) “Navy Metal Night” (available as DVD/2CD & BluRay/2CD) is OUT NOW in Europe!

U.S. release date is set for August 21st, 2015, via AFM Records.

Get it here: http://shop.afm-records.de/index.php…

Hail U.D.O.!

“Navy Metal Night” – Tracklisting:
Blu-ray / DVD:
01 Das Boot
02 Future Land
03 Independence Day
04 Animal Instinct
05 The Hall Of The Mountain King
06 Heart Of Gold
07 Man And Machine
08 Dancing With an Angel (feat. Doro Pesch)
09 Faceless World
10 Ride
11 Days Of Hope And Glory
12 Cut Me Out
13 Trainride in Russia (Poezd Po Rossii)
14 Stillness Of Time
15 King Of Mean
16 Book Of Faith
17 Animal House

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CD 1:
01 Intro (Das Boot)
02 Das Boot
03 Future Land
04 Independence Day
05 Animal Instinct
06 The Hall Of The Mountain King
07 Heart Of Gold
08 Man And Machine
09 Dancing With An Angel (feat. Doro Pesch)
10 Faceless World

CD 2:
11 Ride
12 Days Of Hope And Glory
13 Cut Me Out
14 Trainride In Russia (Poezd Po Rossii)
15 Stillness Of Time
16 King Of Mean
17 Book Of Faith
18 Animal House

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Source:

AFM Records - logo - white background - 2015 - #MOGNALS

http://www.afm-records.de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE U.D.O.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 1st… From SAXON To KATAKLYSM

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, rock music with tags , , , on August 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

“Without METAL, my life would super suck to the maximum.” – Stone

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On August 1st, 2011 – The amazing IRON MAIDEN performed at Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. This was a concert on The Final Frontier World Tour. Hail Maiden!

Kataklysm - Of Ghosts And Gods - promo album cover pic - #99MONLSMSOT3333

On August 1st, 2015 – Canada’s KATAKLYSM have their new studio album, Of Ghosts And Gods, ranked at #5, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking yeah!

Children Of Bodom - I Worship Chaos - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMSAGMSL33033

On August 1st, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, I Worship Chaos, from Finland’s CHILDREN OF BODOM is ranked at #17, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This new COB album will release on October 2nd, 2015, via Nuclear Blast Records. Hell and yes!

Saxon - Battering Ram - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0933MMSAGMS33

On August 1st, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Battering Ram, from NWOBHM warriors SAXON is ranked at #93, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa!

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Joe Elliot - Def Leppard - RIP Magazine - cover promo - March 1988 - #GMMMSA3030S3

JOE ELLIOT

Born on August 1st, 1959 in the UK was Joe Elliot. Happy Rockin’ Birthday, Joe Elliot! Whoa, man! Unless you’ve been living in a cave your entire life, Joe Elliot is the lead singer and co-songwriter of the legendary DEF LEPPARD. Joe Elliot also leads his band, Down ‘n’ Outz, a cover band of the great Mott The Hoople. Joe Elliot is also currently a member of the amazing All-Star band: Kings Of Chaos. Long live Joe Elliot!

Above magazine cover: RIP cover feature from March of 1988.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 31st… From IRON MAIDEN To XANDRIA

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 31, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Journey - Escape - promo album cover pic - 1981 - #MMSAMNS0801

On July 31st, 1981 – The fabulous JOURNEY released their seventh studio album: Escape. This album has sold 9 million (plus) copies in the United States. Sweet potatoes and gravy!

Iron Maiden - Classic Band Logo - RWB - #33MMGMSAS31

On July 31st, 2013 – The magnificent IRON MAIDEN performed at Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. This was a concert on the Maiden England Tour. Run to the hills!

Trivium - Silence In The Snow - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #OMFMBSS0433

On July 31st, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, Silence In The Snow (Special Edition), from TRIVIUM, is ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This new TRIVIUM album releases on October 2nd, 2015.

Xandria - Fire And Ashes - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #MMGMSAS3133

On July 31st, 2015 – Germany’s Symphonic/Cinematic Metal band XANDRIA have their new EP, Fire And Ashes released today, via Napalm Records. Fire And Ashes features a cover song of I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) from the great MEAT LOAF. NICE! This new EP is also ranked at #44 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa!

Kataklysm - promo band pic - 2015 - Of Ghost And Gods - #MMGMSALB043314

Above: KATAKLYSM

Kataklysm - Of Ghosts And Gods - promo album cover pic - #99MONLSMSOT3333

On July 31st, 2015 – Canada’s Melodic Death Metal band KATAKLYSM releases their twelfth studio album Of Ghosts And Gods, via Nuclear Blast Records. Freaking YEAH!

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Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

GRIM VISION – To Release “War Agony” 7″ On Bastardized Recordings August 28th

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 30, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Grim Vision - promo band pic - 2015 - #MMSAMCS77704

Hamburg’s GRIM VISION will release new EP War Agony on limited edition 7″ vinyl through Bastardized Recordings August 28th. A furious mix of hardcore and dark metal, the three songs of War Agony featured poem-based lyrics about the destruction, WAR and AGONY caused by humanity in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The track-listing is:

  1. 1. Fallen Soldier
  2. War Machine
  3. Ten Minutes

Grim Vision - 7 inch promo cover - War Agony - 2015 - #MMMBSAS2404

Stream new track “Fallen Soldier” and pre-order the digital version of War Agony at http://grimvision.bandcamp.com/album/war-agony or below:

The 7-inch vinyl limited edition “BOLT THROWER” version is available in four different colors, and in special pre-order packages at this location.

War Agony - Bolt Thrower Version - Grim Vision - 2015 - #4424MMSAMMS

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Source: ClawHammer PR

Clawhammer PR - promo logo - 2015 - #0323CHMO

For more info:

www.facebook.com/grimvisionhh

Bastardized Recordings - Large Logo!

www.bastardizedrecordings.de

www.facebook.com/Bastardizedrec

 Bastardized YouTube

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE GRIM VISION.

GRIM VISION KICKS FREAKING METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

RIFFTERA – To Release A Debut Album “Pitch Black” On August 28th; Lyric Video “Rotten To The Core” (Feat. Björn “Speed” Strid) Out Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on July 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Rifftera - promo band pic - 2015 - #330727MOMMNSOP14

Rifftera’s debut album Pitch Black will be released on August 28th, 2015 by Inverse Records. It contains 8 songs and 54 minutes of angry, tight, crushing and yet beautiful riff-oriented Metal. Excluding drum recordings and mastering, which were done by a professional, the album is completely homemade.

Rifftera - Pitch Black - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #330024SMMBSTO

Drums on the album has been played by a session drummer Thomas Tunkkari. Singer of Soilwork; Björn “Speed” Strid, is featuring on a song called Rotten To The Core. A lyric video from aforementioned track available here: https://youtu.be/AbMuyBgZ60U and below:

Track List:

  1. Back To Life (5:22)
  2. One Step Closer (5:53)
  3. Lightbringer (5:27)
  4. Ashes Fall (7:03)
  5. Rotten To The Core (6:20)
  6. Open Wounds (5:24)
  7. The Ruins Of The Empire (6:40)
  8. Pitch Black (11:48)

Rifftera is:

Janne Hietala – Guitar & harsh vocals

Mikko Kuoppamaa – Guitar & clean vocals

Antti Pöntinen – Keyboards

Jupe Karhu – Bass

Rifftera - Classic Band Logo - 2015 - #7714SMAMBSOT26

More info:

https://www.facebook.com/rifftera

http://www.youtube.com/user/rifftera

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Source:

Inverse Records - logo - #2015IRMO

www.inverse.fi

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RIFFTERA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – July 25th… MÖTLEY CRÜE, GHOST And METAL ALLEGIANCE

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 25, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Motley Crue - Girls Girls Girls - UK 45rpm cover sleeve - 1987 - #0033MSMCSOTLFF10

On July 25th, 1987 – The great Mötley Crüe had their hit single Girls Girls Girls ranked at #2, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Amazing stuff! This fabulous song is featured on Mötley Crüe’s fourth studio album from 1987: Girls Girls Girls.

Shown above is the 1987 12″ Maxi-Single from the UK. The track list is: Girls Girls Girls, Sumthin’ For Nuthin’ and Smokin’ In The Boys Room (Live). Pretty cool, huh?

Ghost - Meliora - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MMBSSMO44

On July 25th, 2015 – The forthcoming studio album, MELIORA, from GHOST is ranked at #16, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa. MELIORA is now available for iTunes pre-order and comes with an instant download of Cirice. This album releases on August 21st, 2015. http://found.ee/MELIORA_iTunes

Metal Allegiance - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #3333MSMNSAFF99

On July 25th, 2015 – New York City supergroup METAL ALLEGIANCE have their forthcoming and self-titled studio album ranked at #27, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. METAL ALLEGIANCE founder MARK MENGHI has put together an enormous cast of who’s who in Metal for this album, featuring bassist DAVID ELLEFSON, vocalist PHILIP ANSELMO, drummer MIKE PORTNOY and guitarist ALEX SKONICK among others!

This highly anticipated debut album from Metal Allegiance is to be released on September 18th, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Man, O’ man!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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